England World Cup 2022 Squad Guide: Fixtures, Results, Odds And Prediction

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England are still waiting to repeat their World Cup heroics of 1966 but hopes are high for the Three Lions in Qatar after Gareth Southgate guided his side to the final of Euro 2020.

Captain Harry Kane will lead from the front supported by Premier League talent such as Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden and Declan Rice, who are all hopeful of rising to prominence on the world stage in the Middle East. The bookmaker’s make England third in the World Cup betting to lift the Jules Rimet trophy, behind favourites Brazil and France.

England Predicted World Cup 2022 Squad

  • Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale, Nick Pope
  • Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Reece James, Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Ben Chilwell, Benjamin White, Kieran Trippier, Conor Coady
  • Midfielders: Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, Mason Mount, Phil Foden, Jude Bellingham, Emile Smith Rowe, Conor Gallagher, James Ward-Prowse
  • Attackers: Bukayo Saka, Harry Kane, Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling, Tammy Abraham

England World Cup 2022 Predicted Starting XI

Aaron Ramsdale; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Benjamin White, John Stones, Ben Chilwell; Jude Bellingham, Declan Rice, Phil Foden; Bukayo Saka, Jack Grealish; Harry Kane

How Many Players Can England Take To The World Cup?

FIFA has increased the number of players that each country is allowed to bring to the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Teams can now select between 23 and 26 players and can name 15 substitutes for each match.

World Cup 2022 Squad Odds – Who Will Make The Plane?

Harry Kane, Phil Foden, John Stones, Declan Rice, Harry Maguire, Aaron Ramsdale, Jordan Pickford, Jude Bellingham, Mason Mount – 1/20 

  • Jack Grealish – 1/16
  • Raheem Sterling – 1/12
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka – 1/10
  • Kyle Walker, Kalvin Phillips – 1/7
  • Reece James – 1/5
  • Luke Shaw – 1/4
  • Benjamin White, Jordan Henderson – 1/3
  • Nick Pope, Jarrod Bowen, Jadon Sancho, Tammy Abraham – 4/7
  • Fikayo Tomori, Conor Coady, Marcus Rashford – 10/11
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Conor Gallagher – 6/5
  • Emile Smith Rowe, Tyrone Mings – 7/2
  • Eric Dier – 4/1
  • Sam Johnstone – 5/1
  • Callum Wilson – 6/1
  • Patrick Bamford – 8/1
  • Eddie Nketiah – 12/1
  • Ivan Toney – 14/1

England Manager Profile –  Gareth Southgate

If you’re only as good as your last match then Gareth Southgate is in trouble because that was England’s awful 4-0 defeat to Hungary in the Nations League. In fact, England have failed to win in their last four games a statistic which doesn’t bode particularly well for their World Cup campaign in Qatar.

Southgate’s pragmatic tactical style has seen him come in for increased criticism in the 12 months since the Three Lions lost on penalties to Italy in the final of Euro 2020 at Wembley. The manager still has the second best win percentage of all England bosses historically but it certainly could be argued that progress seems to have slowed to a crawl.

The home crowd hysteria that propelled England last summer will not be a factor in Qatar. While a group of Iran, Wales and the USA should be navigable for England it remains to be seen whether Southgate can get the best out of his team when the chips are down in the knockout rounds on a consistent basis.

England Key Player Profile – Declan Rice

West Ham’s 23-year-old midfielder has become an integral part of his national side since making his debut in a 5-0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying win over the Czech Republic at Wembley in March 2019. Now entering his peak years, Rice will head to Qatar in November as one of the Premier League’s leading midfielders, as well as a player that Gareth Southgate knows that he can rely upon to perform at a high level in pressure situations.

Rice, who was recently tipped to become a future national-team captain by Southgate, has earned 29 senior caps and has taken his ascent to stardom in his stride. While Harry Kane is England’s primary striker, he has never been particularly prolific in major tournaments. The Spurs man has begun to drop deeper at club level, but Rice is the key to turning defence into attack and thus getting the best out of his skipper.

It seems almost a given that he will go from strength to strength at the World Cup with his value in the transfer market set to rise further still. A string of high calibre performances could prove the end of his West Ham career as the top Premier League clubs are certain to come calling next summer.

England One To Watch – Bukayo Saka

Bukayo Saka dealt with the aftermath of the Euro 2020 final in serene fashion and had a fine season with Arsenal despite barely being given a rest by boss Mikel Arteta. The jewel in Gunners’ crown is now an even more powerful, two-footed and scary prospect for defenders than he was 12 months ago.

Saka racked up 12 goals and seven assists last season, scoring against Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United. The attacker scored three times for England during qualifying for Qatar 2022 and will boost Southgate’s squad depth and range of options as he is comfortable playing on either wing or in deeper roles.

Despite being well known in England his presence on the world stage is possibly not great due to Arsenal’s absence from the Champions League but the World Cup is the greatest stage. Saka thrives on pressure (that penalty being the exception) so Southgate will not be fearful of throwing him in at the deep end again.

England’s Route To The World Cup

The Three Lions won eight matches and drew two to finish top of World Cup Qualifying Group I. Only 1-1 draws away to Poland and at home to Hungary prevented England from taking all 30 points from their campaign.

  • Mar 25 England 5-0 San Marino
  • Mar 28 Albania 0-2 England
  • Mar 31 England 2-1 Poland
  • Sep 2 Hungary 0-4 England
  • Sep 5 England 4-0 Andorra
  • Sep 8 Poland 1-1 England
  • Oct 9 Andorra 0-5 England
  • Oct 12 England 1-1 Hungary
  • Nov 12 England 5-0 Albania
  • Nov 15 San Marino 10-0 England

England’s World Cup 2022 Fixtures

  • England vs Iran – 21 November 13:00
  • England vs USA – 25 November 19:00
  • Wales vs England – 29 November 19:00

England’s World Cup 2022 Results

England’s results will be updated here as soon as they are confirmed.

England’s Odds To Win The World Cup

The Three Lions are 6/1 in the World Cup betting with Bet Storm offering some excellent prices.

England’s World Cup 2022 Top Goalscorer Odds

Unsurprisingly Tottenham striker Harry Kane is the most fancied England star to win the race for the Golden Boot in Qatar at odds of 7/1 with Bet Storm. Raheem Sterling is 20/1 and Phil Foden is 33/1.

England’s Potential Route To The World Cup 2022 Final

Gareth Southgate’s men will kick off Group B on the tournament’s opening day against Iran, a side they have never faced in a senior competitive international. They will also face the United States, who they have met twice in the World Cup finals – in 1950 and 2010 – failing to win on either occasion. England have never previously faced Wales at a World Cup finals.

England’s route to World Cup glory could pit them against Senegal, France, Belgium and Brazil if they finish as group winners at Qatar 2022. Netherlands, Argentina, Brazil and France would be their potential route to final if they finish as runners-up in Group B.

England World Cup 2022 Prediction – Quarter Final Exit

England should have little trouble overcoming Iran in the opener although memories of that insipid goalless draw with Algeria in Cape Town 12 years ago should serve as a warning to not underestimate less illustrious opponents. Christian Pulisic and co will provide a sterner test for the Three Lions but a draw would be no disaster here as long as Southgate can mastermind a win or a draw against Wales in the final group game.

If they win their group England would face the runners up in Group A in the Round of 16,  which would mean a clash with either Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, or Netherlands. The Dutch would be the most difficult opposition of the four but England would still be favourites to progress against the team priced at 12/1 to win the tournament. The first real test would come in the quarter-finals and it would likely be against Kylian Mbappe’s France outfit.

While France’s recent form isn’t great, they possess quality in all areas and certainly could prove England’s undoing. Having led his nation for over a decade, Didier Deschamps is more experienced and tactically astute than Southgate and France’s illustrious squad may spell the end to the Three Lions’ World Cup dreams.

Prior to Euro 2020 England had won just eight knockout games across 19 tournaments, since the glorious effort of 1966. Their victims were Paraguay (1986 WC), Belgium (1990 WC), Cameroon (1990 WC), Spain (1996 EC), Denmark (2002 WC), Ecuador (WC 2006), Colombia (2018 WC), Sweden (2018 WC) before Germany, Ukraine and Denmark were added to the list last summer.

France? A massive 22 knockout wins since 1966.

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